We're very proud to say CCP alumna Bernadette Kaeding has launched a new photographic book! True Stories: Portraits of Barossa Winemakers is a collection of wonderful, personal portraits and anecdotes of characters from Australia's premier wine region. All photos and words are by her of course.
Bernadette (she goes by Bernie) is a winemaker by trade and you can sample her excellent wares at CCP gallery openings. She puts all of herself, her passion and experience into every drop of 'Red Art' wine she produces and has taken the same approach with True Stories. She has launched the book as part of the Barossa Vintage Festival and it is available for purchase through Bernie's website.
About the book, in Bernie's words:
"True Stories: Portraits of Barossa Winemakers is a collection of photographic portraits of winemakers with their hobbies – an insight into their personality, beyond their wine brand. Accompanying each image I have written a story reflecting the conversations we had during the photo sessions and each winemaker has also contributed their own story. The photographic style and theme allowed the winemakers to comfortably be themselves and reveal not just who they are, but interesting tales about themselves as well. The narrative shares those stories in the same whimsical, relaxed fashion in which they were first discussed. As a collective, the characters in this book display a snap shot of a section of today’s Barossa culture."
The book has already won acclaim from the likes of renowned wine critic and writer James Halliday:
“Let no one think this is simply a human version of Wine Dogs. It’s a great deal more than that; Bernadette is a superb photographer with great imagination, a great sense of humour, and writes with flair.
Every photograph and its accompanying story is a joy to look at and to read. It’s hard to say more, so compelling are the images. One wouldn’t normally expect to use the words ‘page turner’ (more often used for a well written crime thriller), but once you open the book, you will be swept along through to the finish.”
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion